The yearslong drama surrounding Hunter Biden’s laptop data has influenced the 2020 election, the debate over internet censorship, House GOP investigations into the Biden family, and more.
Previously, Hunter Biden's attorneys asked the Justice Department in a letter to investigate allies of former President Donald Trump. Named in the request are Steve Bannon, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani's own attorney and the Wilmington computer repair shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac who accessed and disseminated stolen personal data from his laptop.
Now Hunter is escalating the legal fight over his laptop. Today his attorneys filed a countersuit against the Delaware computer repairman who possibly illegally released a trove of documents from laptop when it had been left in his care.
Hunter Biden’s lawyers claim the computer shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac invaded Hunter’s privacy by providing his computer files to allies of former president Donald Trump and members of the media before the 2020 election.
The filing from Hunter Biden’s lawyers outlines several ways Mac Isaac provided data to others — including when they say Mac Isaac sent a hard drive inside a stuffed animal to his father in New Mexico, and to a lawyer who worked with Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani, Steve Bannon and Republican political aides ultimately got access to some of Biden’s data, which contained “sensitive, private material,” according to the lawsuit.
In today’s court filing Hunter Biden’s lawyers acknowledge that some of his electronic data was in Mac Isaac’s possession but doesn’t admit the laptop was his nor does he specify which records that were shared are his.
Hunter Biden hasn’t publicly claimed ownership of the laptop. He said in a 2021 interview that it could be his, or it could have been “hacked,” or a Russian fabrication.
The laptop has since been in FBI possession.
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